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Re: Documentation File Formats

From: Jason Cater
Subject: Re: Documentation File Formats
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:55:39 -0500

Well, when reading cbbrowne's DocBook url he provided, I see a Python
script that supposedly converts OpenOffice XML to DocBook.  It's
OpenOffice, Docbook, and, PYTHON!!! :)
  (notice the OOo2Dbk link at the bottom.)

Now, how cool is that?!?  

-- Jason

On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 17:49:12 +0100
Peter Sullivan <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 05:02:58AM -0700, J. Childers wrote:
> > Now that it's out, what do you guys think about standardizing 
> > documentation in OpenOffice file formats? 
> As regular readers of the Kernel Cousins ( 
> will be well aware, Docbook for GNUe documentation has been probably 
> one of the most, erm, hotly-debated issues in IRC over the past year.
> Open Office has been seriously considered, especially since it should 
> be theoretically possible (since Docbook is just another XML format) 
> to get Open Office to save in Docbook format - although no-one seems 
> too convinced about this. 
> The last conversation IIRC was that someone noted that there was 
> a seminar planned at Linux World Expo to talk about doing 
> documentaton using open/free tools. Derek was going to attend 
> this to see if we were the only project finding Docbook hard work, 
> and/or if there were any decent "WYSIWYG" editors for Docbook we 
> were not aware of. However, given the pressures on Derek's time 
> at an event like this, I'm not sure what (if anything) happened on
> this?
> ("WYSIWYG" in quotes, as technically WYSIWYG for a non-visual 
> format like Docbook is an oxymoron, but y'all know what I mean.)  
> -- 
> Peter Sullivan <address@hidden>
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